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Support Very Hot Droid When Using GPS Navigation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by criscross79, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. criscross79

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    I'm not sure if it's normal or not, but when I use Google navigator my phone gets really hot!
    I use the car dock a lot and it doesn't matter whether i have it plugged in or running on battery, it still gets hot. I have seen it as high as 130 degrees before the phone eventually locks up and then shuts down. The only solution i have found is to turn the defroster on high and blast it with cold air.
    I have also noticed the heat when I have used navigation hand held.
    It usually takes less then 5 minutes to start hearing up

    Is this typical?

    Chris
     

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    I pull mine out of the case when I am using Google Nav for this very reason. I also try and position it so that a vent can blow some cold AC on it.
     
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    I had the same issue and found this to be a nice solution.


    if rooted get the DX/D2 Overclocker and follow this video for underclocking it just a little bit. YouTube - ‪Increase your Droid X, 2's Battery life by up to 25%! (Root Needed)‬‏

    I not Dx's are the same and mine ran 100% stable if i increased the voltages up one click but left the clock speeds the same.

    so it was max VSEL 42
    slot 1 16
    slot 2 25
    slot 3 34
    slot 4 42

    after doing this my phone only got luke warm to the touch and i never saw temps get above 102-3f during stability testing.

    oh and it also saves a ton on battery life.
     

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